Griffin Johnson laughs off Dixie D'Amelio's struggle to forgive him - Dexerto

Griffin Johnson laughs off Dixie D’Amelio’s struggle to forgive him

Published: 27/Sep/2020 21:02 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 10:14

by Charlotte Colombo


In the week following the release of Griffin Johnson’s explosive new track ‘Convenient’, the drama between him and Dixie D’Amelio, the once-unbreakable TikTok couple, has just kept coming.

When Griffin Johnson dropped his new diss track on September 20, it came hot on the cusp of a lot of drama for the former power couple. When Dixie D’Amelio wasn’t busy passionately kissing rumored new man Noah Beck in a raunchy music video, she was publicly slamming Johnson for allegedly cheating on her after previously denying the claims.

Although Johnson bit back with his revelatory diss track, it wasn’t up for long, after the TikToker opted to later remove the track from the Apple Music and Spotify streaming platforms.

But, it seems like, for Dixie D’Amelio, the damage had already been done, as she ended up unfollowing her ex on Instagram.

Youtube: Dixie D'Amelio
D’Amelio and Beck have grown closer since her break-up with Johnson.

In a conversation with reporter Kevin Wong, D’Amelio seemed to make it clear that there was no going back for the former couple.

When asked by Wong whether she and Griffin were on good terms following her unfollowing of him on social media, she said bluntly: “I don’t think so, but I’m chilling.”


However, while D’Amelio was clearly still smarting over the diss track incident, Johnson seemed a lot more cheery when he bumped into Wong a few days later.

When Wong recounted his conversation with Dixie to Johnson and asked him how he felt about it, his immediate response was to chuckle and say “boobs” as his friends laughed along in the car.

Griffin was then pressed about whether he’d be willing to forgive Dixie if she ever forgave him, and seemed a bit more positive in his response, dropping the jokes to tell the reporter that he’d “hope for the best” in terms of repairing the relationship.



What was the diss track drama?

When Griffin Johnson released his diss track in September, a lot of fans were shocked at the stark references to the fallout of his relationship with Dixie D’Amelio.

In what was clearly a jibe at the ’48 screenshots’ worth of evidence D’Amelio posted detailing Johnson’s alleged infidelity, one line of the song said, “She took it out of context, now my heart’s in the comments”.

Other lyrics seemed to allude to her budding romance with Noah Beck, as the song mentions how “you said you’re just friends but you’re wearing his clothes.”

It didn’t take long for D’Amelio to weigh in, as she posted a TikTok showing further evidence of his cheating alongside the backing track of his song, and since then it seems the relationship between the two has gone well and truly downhill.


DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin


Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.